Loon Mountain is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Soar to Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest scenic gondola skyride and explore glacial caves, climb the observation tower, slide in the mountaintop playground, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views.
The mountain has a lengthy history, starting with their opening in 1966 with 12 trails and two lifts. Now, 53 years later the resort has grown to 69 trails and 11 lifts. And while it may draw pretty spectacular crowds on the weekend, weekday trips to Loon welcome you to open trails, friendly locals and yes, the same top-notch attention to conditions that wins it national accolades in SKI Magazine annually. Loon makes snowmaking and impeccable grooming a priority to keep conditions spiffy even on the busiest of days.
Like most New England mountain resorts, Loon has expanded into an all-season recreation area. And Loon is nothing if not a family resort. Children and adults alike can unleash your inner Tarzan in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park full of five courses for all adrenaline levels. Zipline across the rushing Pemigewasset River, get lost in the LogJam Maze, scale the giant Spiderweb and outdoor climbing wall, rent an e-bike and more. There’s something for everyone in the family!
Kids and adults with special needs have the good fortune to be at the home of the White Mountain Adaptive Ski School (603/745-6281) that assists those with mobility or cognitive issues to learn how to ski and enjoy the outdoors.